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Handy Hints for Keeping a Clean Home All Year Round

By Astyn Reid

Having trouble keeping a clean and tidy home? Do routine inspections stress you out?  Unsure where to start with housework? By developing these habits your house will stay cleaner all year round and you will save some work.

D A I L Y

  • Make bed
  • Clean dishes
  • Wipe down kitchen counters and table
  • Laundry (as required)
  • Sweep floors
  • Wipe over any marks on bathroom surfaces
  • Squeegee shower screen (helps keep soap scum at bay and takes five seconds after a shower!)

W E E K L Y

  • Mop floors
  • Scrub bathroom
  • Wipe over mirrors
  • Dust furniture and fittings
  • Vacuum floors and furniture
  • Change bedding
  • Clean out any old food from the fridge
  • Wipe over kitchen splashbacks and cupboards
  • Wipe down the inside of microwave

M O N T H L Y

  • Vacuum vents and wood work (for any stubborn dust, try a damp cloth)
  • Dust blinds
  • Clean dishwasher and it’s filter

3 – 6   M O N T H L Y

  • Wipe down inside fridge
  • Clean kitchen range hood
  • Wash shower curtain liner
  • Clean under and behind furniture
  • Wash patio / deck surfaces
  • Wash pillows and comforters
  • Vacuum mattresses
  • Freshen drains (Draino is perfect for any blockages)
  • Clean inside oven
  • Clean inside freezer

A N N U A L L Y

  • Clean fireplace and chimney
  • Depp clean carpet and upholstery
  • Wash windows
  • Clean around dryer vents
  • Wash drapes and curtains
  • Clean out gutters

T I P – Set your timer for an additional 15 minutes a day and pick a room to spruce up – it’s amazing how much you can get done in 15 minutes!

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